64 Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4BE
Dewdown aims to preserve, as far as possible, each resident’s personal independence, interests and pattern of life.
It is a purpose built home providing accommodation for older people. It was opened in 1981 and replaced an older home on the same site. In March 2013 it was voted ‘Best Home of the Year’ by an independent panel for The Salvation Army Social Services. The home is situated on the sea front and has some commanding views over the Severn Estuary to South Wales.
Situated about half a mile from the town centre, during the summer months there is a land train that operates along the promenade to the pier. From there all amenities are just a short walk away. There is a hairdresser that visits the home twice a week and the enclosed patio provides a haven even on the chilliest days.
Dewdown House is a Christian establishment in which daily prayers and a Sunday service are held. A visiting Anglican rector celebrates Holy Communion once a month and arrangements can be made for those of other denominations.
Group: The Salvation Army
Person in charge: Anne Goodman (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 40
Rooms with ensuite WC: 10
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £546 – £567 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Dewdown House to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Dewdown House: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Dewdown House has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.875)
The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Dewdown House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dewdown House in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.
a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.
The Average Rating of 4.75 for Dewdown House is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.75
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 3.125 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dewdown House is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.125
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Geoffrey H (Nephew of Resident) on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Relates to October 2017.
My uncle has been resident here for nearly three years.
We are in constant touch as we live locally and are able to visit.
We have an excellent relationship with the staff and I cannot conceive of my uncle being in a better environment.
How likely would you be to recommend Dewdown House? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Dewdown House